Parking Rates

Through its smartphone app, ParkWhiz is offering "Simple Price Parking" at approximately 100 parking garages downtown, for $5 for one hour, $10 for two hours, or $15 all day. (Credit: ParkWhiz)

App Helps Drivers Find Downtown Parking For No More Than $15 Per Day

A local tech firm that seeks to take some of the pain out of parking has worked out deals with more than 100 garages in the city, where you can park all day for $15.

05/05/2015

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Three Weeks Into New Year, Parking Meter Rates Still Frozen

Parking meter rates were supposed to increase Jan. 1 in Chicago, but so far, not one meter has been changed to the new rates, which would make downtown meter parking the most expensive in North America.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

Stack of cash (CBS)

New Year Brings New Fees In Chicago

The city’s parking meters, Chicago area water rates, cigarettes, license plates — all are getting more expensive this year.

12/31/2012

Parking Meter Pay Box

Chicago Parking Meter Rates About To Go Up For 5th Year In A Row

Another year, another rate hike for Chicago’s parking meters. Starting next Tuesday, parking meters in downtown Chicago will have the most expensive downtown parking rates in North America.

12/26/2012

Tollway

New Year Brings Higher Tolls, More Expensive Parking

The New Year is bringing pain in the pocketbook for a lot of Chicagoans, because of a list of higher fees for everything from parking to tolls.

WBBM Newsradio–01/01/2012

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Parking Meter Rates Set To Rise Again In 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, parking meter rates in Chicago are about to go up under the city’s maligned 75-year lease of its parking meters.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Downtown Parking Lot

Chicagoans Pay Some Of Nation’s Highest Parking Rates

Chicago’s parking rates rank among the highest in the nation, both for daily and monthly parking.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Let The Sticker Shock Begin

The company that leases Chicago’s streetside parking spaces has already begun implementing a scheduled rate hike, starting with the most expensive zones.

01/03/2011